How to apply for compensation for malpractice or pharmaceutical injuries

If you have suffered an injury or complication after being treated or buying medicine in Denmark you may claim compensation

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You have the right to claim compensation if you have suffered an injury or complication after being treated at a general hospital, private hospital, or following treatment by a doctor in private practice or other authorised healthcare professionals in Denmark. You can also claim compensation if you have suffered side effects of medication.

You can make your claim to the Danish Patient Compensation Association (Patienterstatningen) who will look into your case and make a decision.

If you disagree with a decision made by the Patient Compensation Association (Patienterstatningen), you can appeal to the Danish Agency for Patient Complaints (Styrelsen for Patientklager). The Danish Agency for Patient Complaints will then make a ruling.

You can read more about claiming compensation in Denmark on these websites:

Last updated: 12 December 2020